Before (song)

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"Before"
Before-PetShopBoys.jpg
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Bilingual
B-side
  • "The Truck Driver and His Mate"
  • "Hit and Miss"
  • "In the Night '95"
Released22 April 1996
Recorded1995
GenreHouse
Length4:32
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Paninaro '95"
(1995)
"Before"
(1996)
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
(1996)
Music video
"Before" on YouTube

"Before" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 22 April 1996 as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Bilingual (1996). Upon its release, the single peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart, number four in Finland, and number one in Hungary. In the United States, it topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

The music video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK CD 1: Parlophone CDRS 6431
  1. "Before" – 4:05
  2. "The Truck Driver and His Mate" – 3:33
  3. "Hit and Miss" – 4:05
  4. "In the Night '95" – 4:17
  • UK CD 2: Parlophone CDR 6431
  1. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  2. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  3. "Before" (Hed Boys Mad mix) – 7:33
  4. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47
  5. "Before" (Danny Tenaglia mix) – 7:15
  • UK 3× 12-inch: Parlophone 12RX 6431
  1. "Before" (Underground mix) – 7:15
  2. "Before" (bonus dub) – 3:59
  3. "Before" (Underground instrumental) – 7:15
  4. "Before" (bonus beats) – 3:59
  5. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  6. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  7. "Before" (Hed Boys mix) – 7:33
  8. "Before" (Hed Boys dub) – 4:53
  9. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47
  • US 5-inch CD maxi single: Atlantic 85489-2
  1. "Before" (Album version) – 4:05
  2. "Before" (D.T.'s after mix) – 8:46
  3. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix Love to Infinity) – 7:56
  4. "Before" (Joey Negro's Hed Boys mix) – 7:35
  5. "Before" (Joey Negro's Before dub) – 4:55
  6. "Before" (Tenaglia's underground mix) – 7:17
  7. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus beats) – 4:03
  8. "Before" (D.T.'s twilo dub) – 8:57
  9. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus dub) – 4:03
  • US enhanced CD single: Atlantic 87049-2
  1. "Before" (Album version)
  2. "The Truck Driver and His Mate"
  3. "Hit and Miss"
Including "Before" video

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 19. 11 May 1996. p. 22. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
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  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pet Shop Boys – Before" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 23. 8 June 1996. p. 18. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  9. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 Nr. 170 (vikuna 18.5. – 24.5. '96)". DV (in Icelandic). 18 May 1996. p. 26. ISSN 1021-8254 – via Timarit.is.
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  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Before". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
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  18. ^ "The Year in Music – Hot Dance Music Club Play Singles". Billboard. Vol. 108 no. 52. 28 December 1996. p. YE-44. ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books.